Religious Youth Service Alumni Help Orphans on Global Youth Service Day in Chennai, India

April 26, 2009

Chennai, India -  On April 26, 2009, Global Youth Service Day, alumni of Religious Youth Service-India volunteered at "Udhavum Ullangal," a free home taking care of more than 100 orphan children in Chennai.

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New Delhi Program Promotes a Vision for Peace in India

April 2, 2009

Delhi, India - Over 500 leaders from all major faith traditions and all walks of life convened for a common cause at the Global Peace Tour event at Delhi University on April 2.

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Women Offer Interfaith Peace Prayers at India War Memorial

March 8, 2009

New Delhi, India - On International Women’s Day, the Guild for Service and War Widows Association offered interfaith peace prayers at India Gate [a war memorial] in New Delhi on March 8, 2009.

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Students in Delhi Work Together on Service Projects

February 28, 2009

Delhi, India - A series of service projects took place Feb. 22 and 28, 2009, in collaboration with the National Service Scheme, including cleaning up the Yamuna River (a tributary of the Ganges) and painting a government school and slum houses.

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Delhi Conference Focuses on India's Strengths and Potential

December 27, 2008

New Delhi, India – An International Leadership Conference in New Delhi on Dec. 27, 2008 reviewed the recommendations of the leadership conferences held throughout India during 2008.

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Religious Youth Service Inspires Youth in Tripura, India

December 9, 2008

Tripura, India - Volunteers with a Religious Youth Service project worked with indigenous tribal people Dec. 2-8, 2008, to stage cultural programs and build a hall of friendship and goodwill.

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RYS Participant's Experience in Tripura India

December 9, 2008

Tripura, India - A Religious Youth Service participant speaks about their experience in Tripura, India.

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E. Faleiro: We Need to Accept Others, Not Just Tolerate Them

November 16, 2008

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, conflicts are no longer on ideological grounds but are basically — or supposedly — about religious differences. Therefore, if we want to bring peace to this world in our time, religious harmony is crucial. We must understand that all religions are different expressions of the same human desire to attain the absolute.

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Puducherry Conference Addresses Good Governance

October 1, 2008

Puducherry, India - UPF-India, in partnership with the International Centre of Goa and the IILM India Forum of the Centre for Policy Development and Management in New Delhi, held a conference on “A New Paradigm of Leadership and Good Governance” in Puducherry on October 1.

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Goa Conference on Leadership as Living for the Sake of Others

September 27, 2008

Goa, India - An International Leadership Conference under the theme, “A New Paradigm of Leadership and Good Governance” took place at the International Centre of Goa, on September 27.

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Day of Peace in India

September 22, 2008

Chennai, India - UPF, Religious Youth Service, and Loyola College held a joint commemoration of the International Day of Peace with a peace walk, distribution of flowers for peace, interreligious prayers, music for peace, peace talks, and releasing peace balloons.

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RYS Celebrates International Day of Peace in Agartala

September 21, 2008

Agartala, India – Christian-Hindu amity marked the International Day of Peace in Agartala on September 21, 2008. Even as reports of recent bomb blasts and Hindu-Christian conflicts continue to pour in from different parts of the country, the Northeast Indian capital town of Agartala witnessed a rare gesture of unity and friendship between Christians and Hindus. The program was organized by Sampari Hukumu Bodol Tripura, under the patronage of Universal Peace Federation (UPF), Peace Dream, and Religious Youth Service (RYS).

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Day of Peace in Argatala, India

September 21, 2008

Agartala, India - As bomb blasts and Hindu-Christian conflicts continue, people witnessed a gesture of unity and friendship.

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Assam Conference Addresses Development Issues

August 30, 2008

Assam, India - An International Leadership Conference in Guwahati, Assam August 30, 2008 had a number of distinguished participants representing academia, politics, business and the media.

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Hyderabad Conference Addresses Unfulfilled Potential

August 26, 2008

Hyderabad, India — The International Leadership Conference was honoured to have Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan, Founder and President of Lok Satta, as the Keynote Speaker at the Inaugural Session of the Hyderabad conference on August 26, 2008. Dr. Narayan urged Indian citizens not to be “bystanders” in the task of ending corruption and ensuring better governance in the country.

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Bangalore Conference Calls for Living with Dignity

August 7, 2008

Bangalore, India — The International Leadership Conference was honored to have Justice Shivaraj V. Patil, Former Judge of the Supreme Court, as Chief Guest on August 7, 2008. In his Inaugural Address, Justice Patil twice spoke about the importance of individual transformation as the basis for creating institutions of good governance. This was because governments are derived from the people.

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Cochin Conference Calls for Ending Corruption

August 2, 2008

Cochin, India - The Universal Peace Federation of India organized an International Leadership Conference under the theme, “A New Paradigm of Leadership and Good Governance” at the Hotel ABAD Plaza, in Cochin, Kerala, on August 2, 2008.

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Chennai Conference Addresses Prospects for Democracy

July 31, 2008

Chennai, India - The Universal Peace Federation of India organized an International Leadership Conference (ILC) under the theme, “A New Paradigm of Leadership and Good Governance” at Hotel Savera, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, on July 31, 2008.

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NextGen Interns Promote Character Education in Chennai

June 20, 2008

Interns Lily Jones and Joyce Payer, the interns of Team India, were thrilled upon arrival in the Indian city of Chennai The whole plane had been populated with Indian men, and, as three white women, they felt they stood out quite a bit. However, on the plane and in country, they felt a strong sense of safety, because they found that women were treated with a great deal of respect.

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Sikkim Conference Focuses on Good Governance

June 19, 2008

Gangtok, Sikkim, India - The Universal Peace Federation of India, in partnership with the Ministry of Human Resource Development Department and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs & Heritage Department, Government of Sikkim was honoured to have H.E. Sudharshan Agawal, the Governor of Sikkim, as Chief Guest for its June 19, 2008, conference.

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